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What would a character most like to do before he/she dies?

Bucket list of IrishMist (Ivy) Vaughn from Stay A Little Longer @RomanceBJones #RLFblog #RomanticSuspenseCan two lost souls find sanctuary in each others arms? Or will the past come back to destroy them? Another exciting Romantic Suspense by Bernadette Jones

Let’s meet IrishMist (Ivy) Vaughn. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.

Stay A Little Longer by Bernadette Jones

Genre Romantic Suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

IrishMist (Ivy) Vaughn studied the glass of liqueur that she’d been named after and contemplated her lack of a future. She’d been fighting to stay alive since the age of twelve. Trained with warrior skills to be whatever they asked of her. Trained to kill.

No permanent home. Living out of a duffel bag. Changing personas at the ring of a phone. I’m lost. I’m struggling to make sense of my life. I’m tired of fighting everyone else’s battles. All my friends are gone. I want to quit. I want a little normal. A little happiness. A little….love.

Will they let me walk away?

Death didn’t frighten Gage Ewing. Living scared the hell out of him.

The innocent one died. I lived. Where is the justice in that? I’ve spent every day since trying to save others. No matter how many I heal in the hospital or on the streets, I can never be forgiven for that one death. I don’t deserve a family, a home or one moment of happiness.

Then she walks into the Wild Card and I’m filled with need, hunger. Hope. But my past is coming. Can I walk away before I’m the death of another innocent?

When someone dies, we say they “kicked the bucket.” Therefore, a list of things that a person wants to accomplish, places to go, situations to experience, and so on have become known as a “Bucket List.”

Age: 34

Gender: Badass Female

Birthplace: Backwoods Kentucky

Profession: Military and Black Ops

Ethnicity: No Clue

Species (for scifi/fantasy characters):

Please provide a physical description of yourself.

I’m 5’7″, blue eyes, long blonde hair. I’m a fighter, so I’m pretty well muscled but sleek. My size is deceptive. I’m a lot stronger than some would think.

Please tell us a little about yourself.

I grew up poor and learned how to fight early. I was into martial arts and MMA boxing before I even left high school to join the military.

Who is the significant other in your life?

Gage Ewing won’t get out of my head or my life. I don’t want anyone, but he doesn’t let up. He makes me feel safe to be me. He makes me feel wanted. He doesn’t care what I’ve been.

If you haven’t made a bucket list before, perhaps now would be a good time. Who knows? It might inspire another book. While you’re at it, how about telling us about some of your other favorite things? Here are the questions.

What is your birth order?

I have an older brother, JackDaniels Vaughn. But I haven’t seen him since I was a kid. He disappeared.

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.

We didn’t have many toys. We played outside or went to the school playground.

Describe your favorite food and how it’s prepared.

I love pasta and meatballs, a little on the spicy side. My second favorite is chicken, any style.

Tell us about your best friend.

The first time I met Owen, I decked him. He’s not afraid to spar with me. We’re both ex-military and ex-MMA fighters. We’ve both seen some bad stuff. He gets me.

What are two places you would like to visit before you die, and why?

I traveled a lot with my career. Now, I want solitude and peace and maybe a family. I think I’ve found it in Spencer, Colorado.

Where is a place you would never like to return, and why?

Kentucky. Growing up there was my personal hell on earth.

Who is someone you would like to meet, and why?

I really wish I could see my brother again. I miss him and I think I understand why he left, but I’d like to say I’m sorry. And—and tell him I love him.

Who is someone you would like to avoid, and why?

The person out to kill me. I don’t know who it is, but I will find them.

From the Author

What was your biggest challenge in writing this book?

There are some secondary characters that wanted to take over. I had to promise they would get their own stories.

Why did you choose this character for the interview today?

Ivy stays in the shadows. I thought it was time people learned a little about her. She had a hard time growing up. There is a reason she is the way she is.

When writing the book, what did you discover about this character that surprised you?

She didn’t know how to love or be loved. Affection was hard for her. I also didn’t know she had a brother.

Are any sequels planned for this book?

Possibly a short story with Gage and Ivy. Also keep watching, Jack Daniels may have his own story. After all, Spencer is about family.

What genre(s) would you like to write that you haven’t tried yet?

Paranormal. I have some ideas…. If only there was more time in a day.

What would your readers be surprised to learn about you?

I’m vegetarian.

Why should readers who haven’t picked up one of your books before give this one a try?

I write about the healing of love. We all have something in our pasts that we wish we could change. So do my characters. I grew up on mysteries, thrillers, and action stories. You will find all of those in my books.

Is there anything you’d like to say to your readers?

All my books are stand alone and can be read in any order, but characters from my other books in the Aspen Gold Series may show up, just for fun! Also, my books are a little messy, complicated, gritty and steamy.

Lonely Eyes, Owens book, followed this one. Look for Another Night Alone, Deke’s story coming soon.

So you don’t miss anything be sure to stop by and visit my website. While you’re there check out the playlists I use for each book. More releases are coming soon, so be sure to sign up for my newsletter.

Where to buy Stay A Little Longer

Publisher Aspen Gold Books
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Bernadette Jones has been making up stories since she learned to read on her daddy’s lap. She has imagined casts of characters everywhere she’s called home: Texas, Oregon, South Dakota, Nebraska, Illinois, Massachusetts, and now New York.
Books and music filled her life as she, her dad and two brothers traveled the country. She would sit in the back seat of the car (her older brother always got to ride shotgun), listening to the current music on the radio, looking out the window and spinning a story based on a phrase or word she’d heard in the lyrics. As you can imagine, traveling the country the music changed from state to state, as did the stories. To this day she loves all genres of music, and books.
After a career in corporate writing, she’s finally decided to settled down and put pen to paper doing what she loves. Living the dream in her NYC apartment with her canine companion, she’s is bringing her stories and characters to life.
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Bucket list of Gwen Taylor from Hidden Gypsy Magic @tenastetler #RLFblog #ParanormalRomanceDiscover the consequence of awaking Hidden gypsy magic in Tena Stetler’s new Paranormal Romance Hidden Gypsy Magic. Gwen a wildlife rehabilitor, and Brock a veterinarian, discover the mysteries of magic and Gypsy heritage when he buys an old house in Salem, Mass.

Let’s meet Gwen Taylor from Hidden Gypsy Magic. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Hidden Gypsy Magic.

Hidden Gypsy Magic by Tena Stetler

Genre Paranormal Romance/Mystery/Timetravel

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

The Salem Wildlife Sanctuary is Gwen Taylor’s life work. Her Irish Gypsy heritage provides a hidden talent she uses to help the creatures under her care. But even her magical skills can’t help new rescues in dire need of veterinary care.

The opportunity of signing on as the vet for Gwen’s sanctuary dropped into Brock Scutter’s lap after he expanded his practice to include wildlife. The personal attraction he and Gwen experience is undeniable the more their professional and personal lives collide.

Touring the only “non-haunted” house in Salem they both feel a spark of magic. A trip to his family’s cabin uncovers a heritage he didn’t know existed. If they want a future together, it means facing the consequences of awakening hidden Gypsy magic and a race against the clock to correct past wrongs.

When someone dies, we say they “kicked the bucket.” Therefore, a list of things that a person wants to accomplish, places to go, situations to experience, and so on have become known as a “Bucket List.”

Age: 30’s

Gender: Female

Birthplace: Salem, Mass

Profession: Wildlife Rehabitator and Sanctuary manager/owner

Ethnicity: Irish Gypsy

Please provide a physical description of yourself.

I’ve been called tall willowy

I have long black hair with pink and green highlights

Large mesmerizing violet eyes

Please tell us a little about yourself.

I’ve worked for Salem Sanctuary since high school. When I discovered the owner/operator was cooking the books, taking money meant for the creatures in their care, I confronted him. The next day, he disappeared but not before he cleaned out the bank account. I couldn’t leave all those animals defenseless. Taking a chance, I went public with what had happened. An arrest warrant was issued for the owner, but he was never found. However, the people of Salem rallied around me and the Sanctuary. Donations poured in and I was able to keep the sanctuary afloat.

Who is the significant other in your life?

Brock Scutter. Gwen fans herself. We were introduced by Pepper and Lathen. Brock is the brother of the veterinarian, Dylan, in Lobster Cove where Pepper built a Wildlife rescue.

If you haven’t made a bucket list before, perhaps now would be a good time. Who knows? It might inspire another book. While you’re at it, how about telling us about some of your other favorite things? Here are the questions.

What is your birth order?

Only child.

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.

I never had many toys. For as long as I can remember, I was always bringing home injured creatures with nowhere to go. Not popular with my family. Anyway toys were frivolous things in my world.

Describe your favorite food and how it’s prepared.

Pizza! Thin crust, lots of cheese, lots of sauce, and beef sprinkled around. I like other spicy meats, but they don’t like me. Ya know what I mean?

Tell us about your best friend.

That would be Pepper McKay. I first hired her as a volunteer at the Sanctuary years ago. Together, we’ve overcome so many adversities, saved so many creature’s lives, it’s impossible to put into words what she means to me.

What are two places you would like to visit before you die, and why?

Australia – They have so many different species of wildlife found nowhere else on the planet.

Ireland – I’d like to look up… will find out of any of my relatives are like me – rather than my immediate family. Enough said

Where is a place you would never like to return, and why?

I’ve not been to many places. So far I’ve not found one I wouldn’t return to.

Who is someone you would like to meet, and why?

Terry, Binde, Robert Irwin. They are trail blazers in wildlife conservation. I’d like to have met Steve. But…

Who is someone you would like to avoid, and why?

The damn banker. He did finally get what was coming to him. I don’t feel bad about that. And the original owner/manager of Salem Sanctuary. He is a terrible person.

If you could time travel to any date, what would it be, and what would you do there?

The day the former owner/manger of Salem Sanctuary ran off. I’d like to have beat him to the bank and prevented him from taking all the money. Sometimes I wonder if he and the banker were in cahoots. Never prove it, so best to let it go.

Bucket list of Gwen Taylor from Hidden Gypsy Magic @tenastetler #RLFblog #ParanormalRomance

Meet Tena Stetler

What was your biggest challenge in writing this book?

Putting a different spin on the Salem Witch Trials.

Why did you choose this character for the interview today?

Gwen has been a staple in all A Witch’s Journey books. She is such a bold character with a heart of gold.

When writing the book, what did you discover about this character that surprised you?

Her ability to see the best in most people but not in herself.

Are any sequels planned for this book?

Actually, I’m glad you asked. Chocolate Raspbery Magic (Set to release in April of 2021) is the fourth book in A Witch’s Journey Series and one of the One Scoop or Two summer series from The Wild Rose Press.

What genre(s) would you like to write that you haven’t tried yet?

Cozy Mysteries. In fact I have one finished (it will be a three book series), just need time to polish it and submit it to my publisher.

What would your readers be surprised to learn about you?

I was a DJ for a rock and roll radio station.

Why should readers who haven’t picked up one of your books before give this one a try?

Now more than ever, we need heart-warming, feel-good books to whisk us away from our new normal into a magical, fantasy adventure for just a few hours. Hidden Gypsy Magic and all of my books for that matter are a welcome stress reliever, if only for a few hours at a time.

Is there anything you’d like to say to your readers? Thank you so much. I hope stories to whisk you away from your ordinary world into a fantasy adventure where you forget your troubles and stress, if only for a few hours.

Where to buy Hidden Gypsy Magic

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Hidden-Gypsy-Magic-Witchs-Journey-ebook/dp/B08FXBNLW5
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Tena Stetler is a best-selling author of award winning paranormal romance novels. She has an over-active imagination, which led to writing her first vampire romance as a tween to the chagrin of her mother and delight of her friends.
With the Rocky Mountains outside her window, she sits at her computer surrounded by a wide array of paranormal creatures, with a Navy SEAL or two mixed in telling their tales. Her books tell stories of magical kick-ass women and strong mystical males that dare to love them. Travel, adventure and a bit of mystery flourish in her books along with a few companion animals to round out the tales.
Colorado is her home; shared with her husband of many moons, a brilliant Chow Chow, a spoiled parrot and a forty-five-year-old box turtle. Any winter evening, you can find her curled up in front of a crackling fire with a good book, a mug of hot chocolate and a big bowl of popcorn.
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Breaking the curse is only the first step to forever in Tena Stetler’s paranormal romance/mystery Charm Me Again. Haunted by a Scottish Highland ghost Daylan has no idea why until Josie appears. Does she have the answers? Let’s meet Daylan Rylie from Charm Me Again, a put book genre here by Tena Stetler. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Charm Me Again.

Charm Me Again by Tena Stetler

Genre Paranormal Romance/Mystery

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

Daylan Rylieor why he chose Daylan. A trip to his estranged sister’s home in Colorado may have unforeseen consequences especially when family history leads him to a shocking discovery.

As his attraction blooms for Josie, a yoga instructor in his sister’s studio, he realizes there may be more to Josie than he can imagine. When an ancient rogue Fae Warrior set on revenge kidnaps her in an attempt to claim her as his own, a devastating curse comes to light.

Daylan’s world spirals out of control as he searches for Josie. Can he break the age old curse to save her and their future, or will she be lost to him forever?

When someone dies, we say they “kicked the bucket.” Therefore, a list of things that a person wants to accomplish, places to go, situations to experience, and so on have become known as a “Bucket List.”

Age: 35 years

Gender: Male

Birthplace: Martha’s Vineyard

Profession: Blacksmith, Bladesmith

Ethnicity: Scottish

Please provide a physical description of yourself.

I’m built like my Highland Scottish ancestors tall, bulky and muscular with bright green eyes that miss nothing, and a ruddy complexion. Jet black hair that waves around my shoulders. I keep it pulled in a ponytail while I work in my forge.

Please tell us a little about yourself.

I’m a blacksmith, bladesmith by trade. I have a forge in Martha’s Vineyard, but chose to move it to Colorado Springs due to magical interference.

The anvil, hammer and chains were passed down to me from many generations of blacksmiths in my family. As with my ancestors before me, I am able to craft ordinary items for mortals, but also daggers, swords and weapons with magic powers for witch’s or warlocks. Those of course are the most fun and the most dangerous. I vet my clientele very well.

Who is the significant other in your life?

Josie. She is a yoga instructor in my estranged sister’s studio.

If you haven’t made a bucket list before, perhaps now would be a good time. Who knows? It might inspire another book. While you’re at it, how about telling us about some of your other favorite things? Here are the questions.

What is your birth order?

Younger Twin. Summer Dawn Rylie is the older twin.

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.

Magic. We are a powerful family of witches. Summer mastered her magic quickly. I mastered it but seemed to run amuck every chance I got.

Describe your favorite food and how it’s prepared.

Pizza with all the toppings.

Tell us about your best friend.

My sister was my best friend growing up…until the incident. I’ve forever been trying to reunite the family, but Summer disappeared. I just found her again. She is soon to be wed to a fantastic guy Devlin Sawyer a retired Navy SEAL. He’s now my best friend. But it was a rocky road to get there.

What are two places you would like to visit before you die, and why?

Australia – Land of several species of creatures and variety of climates and cultures.

Hawaii – Sand, surf, and a romantic setting.

Where is a place you would never like to return, and why?

I really can’t think of any place.

Who is someone you would like to meet, and why?

Kirkpatrick Macmillan. He was a Scottish blacksmith that is credited with inventing the pedal driven bicycle. Quite a feat back in 1878.

Who is someone you would like to avoid, and why?

The family of a certain vampire that I dated.

If you could time travel to any date, what would it be, and what would you do there?

January 1878 to watch Kirpatrick Macmillan create the bicycle. His craftsmanship intrigues me.

Meet Tena Stetler

What was your biggest challenge in writing this book?

Keeping Daylan on track. He tended to go down paths that weren’t part of the story. While I am a panster by nature, some things have to come out in the story. He disagreed. I’d have to pull him back. Even at that, some of those paths did become part of the story.

Why did you choose this character for the interview today?

Dayan is a very complex creature. A screw up at the beginning to be sure, but he has a good heart. Eventually, he learns that impulse actions should be curbed until you have all the facts.

When writing the book, what did you discover about this character that surprised you?

The depth of his desire to reunite his family at any cost. He felt deeply responsible for causing the incident that divided his family and nearly took his life.

Are any sequels planned for this book?

Possibly. Not sure yet.

What genre(s) would you like to write that you haven’t tried yet?

Cozy Mystery. I’m working on a series. There is learning curve.

What would your readers be surprised to learn about you?

I was a radio DJ for a couple years for a rock station. It was a lot of fun but the pay was lousy.

Why should readers who haven’t picked up one of your books before give this one a try?

Charm Me Again – is a character driven tale set in beauty of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The twists and turns will lead you to the curse discovery, eventually solve the mystery, and warm the cockles of your heart. Not to mention the kick-ass magic weapons he forges and wields in the story.

Is there anything you’d like to say to your readers?

I write the paranormal romance/mystery tales for my readers. In hopes of sweeping them away from their ordinary, stressful world into a fantasy world they’ll enjoy for a few hours. I am so grateful for their support and enjoyment of my books. Thank you all so MUCH!

Where to buy Charm Me Again

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Tena Stetler is a best-selling author of award winning paranormal romance novels. She has an over-active imagination, which led to writing her first vampire romance as a tween to the chagrin of her mother and delight of her friends.
With the Rocky Mountains outside her window, she sits at her computer surrounded by a wide array of paranormal creatures, with a Navy SEAL or two mixed in telling their tales. Her books tell stories of magical kick-ass women and strong mystical males that dare to love them. Travel, adventure and a bit of mystery flourish in her books along with a few companion animals to round out the tales.
Colorado is her home; shared with her husband of many moons, a brilliant Chow Chow, a spoiled parrot and a forty-five-year-old box turtle. Any winter evening, you can find her curled up in front of a crackling fire with a good book, a mug of hot chocolate and a big bowl of popcorn.
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Read the Bucket list of Beverly from Love Me, Lust Me Not #RLFblog #romance Learn about Beverly’s Bucket List from Love Me, Lust Me Not by Brittany Boykin. Beverly is entertaining and fun to listen to!

Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Love Me, Lust Me Not.

Love Me, Lust Me Not by Brittany Boykin

Genre: Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Hello, I’m Beverly, owner and partner of Off-the-Wall-Marketing based in Manhattan. I have never been one for love because I have my heart set on the one guy I can’t have: Davis Jones.

When my dream man suddenly becomes available, I find myself caught in a potential love triangle. His crazy, almost ex-wife puts us through some psychotic stunts and tries to make her way back into Davis’ arms. Am I also falling for one of my best friends? In the middle of my trying love life, I find out some heart wrenching news about my business partner. My life is literally falling apart at the seams. What am I supposed to do?

When someone dies, we say they “kicked the bucket.” Therefore, a list of things that a person wants to accomplish, places to go, situations to experience, and so on have become known as a “Bucket List.”

Age: 35

Gender: Female

Birthplace: New York

Profession: Owner of Off the Wall Marketing

Ethnicity: Caucasian

Please provide a physical description of yourself.

I have dark brown hair, hazel eyes. I am tall and slender with a smile that will knock you out. I have legs for days, but I tend to dress modestly.

Please tell us a little about yourself.

I own my own business with my partner, Jeff. We met in college and started our company together. I have regretted partnering with him every day since. I love to hang out with my best friend Sheila and our friend, Mark. I am completely in love (or is it lust?) with Davis, one of Jeff’s clients who happens to work in our building. Even though I try to steer clear of drama, it somehow seems to always find its place smack in the middle of my life.

Who is the significant other in your life?

Well, you will have to read my story to find out. I can’t give away too much. I don’t want to spoil anything!

If you haven’t made a bucket list before, perhaps now would be a good time. Who knows? It might inspire another book. While you’re at it, how about telling us about some of your other favorite things? Here are the questions.

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.

Hmmm. My favorite toy was probably coloring. Does that count? I still to do this day love artwork and being creative. I guess that is why I love marketing so much!

Describe your favorite food and how it’s prepared.

My favorite food is definitely a big ol’ juicy hamburger. I can’t eat them often, but I will put one away every once in a while.

Tell us about your best friend.

Oh, Sheila! She is my rock. She helps me through everything in life. She knows way too much about me and I her. She is a gossip and sort of dramatic, but that is one of the many reasons why I love her.

What are two places you would like to visit before you die, and why?

Paris! I have always been a romantic at heart. I would love to go to the most romantic city on Earth with the love of my life one day. Also, Hawaii! I love beaches and Hawaii is absolutely beautiful in pictures. If I can ever get away from the office one day, I will convince my honey to take me.

Where is a place you would never like to return, and why?

NYU. It was fun, and I am appreciative for my time there, but I really can’t stand the immaturity of college kids. I wanted to study and get my degree. Everyone else wanted to party. GAG.

Who is someone you would like to meet, and why?

Oprah. I have always been inspired by her and her success. She is just such an amazing woman. I would absolutely love to just sit and have coffee with her one day. One woman to another.

Who is someone you would like to avoid, and why?

Jeff, my business partner. I can’t really go into too much detail because of legal issues while we await trial. You should read my story to find out more.

If you could time travel to any date, what would it be, and what would you do there?

Probably the 50s. I would love to wear a poodle skirt and sit in a diner with my boyfriend. Friday night football with my posse. Okay I know that sounds lame, but my favorite movie is Grease. “Tell me about it. Stud.”

About Brittany Boykin

Brittany Boykin is a down home Texas gal, born and raised! She loves to play with her 3 beautiful children and hang out with her amazing husband. She was born in Waco, Texas and grew up in Dallas most of her life. She moved back to Waco eventually and ended up graduating high school from Bruceville-Eddy. She is currently attending college to get her Bachelor’s in Accounting. Brittany has always loved business and has been in the business world most of her career.

Brittany has many hobbies and her kids keep her busy. But when she is not busy doing kids activities, you can find her with a coffee and a book in her hand. Brittany has a new found love for writing. She is an aspiring romance author and just published her first book. Follow her blog for excerpts from the book and to learn more about her day to day life! If you love a good romance novel, then order your copy of Love Me, Lust Me Not today! Don’t forget to follow her on social media and subscribe to her newsletter for all of the latest updates!

Why did you choose this character for the interview today?

She is the main character and the easiest for me to talk about. She is the one I have dreamed up the most since she is the main characters, so I already knew her personality and such.

Are any sequels planned for this book?

I definitely plan to start book two soon. I am not sure how quickly I will write it, but I left some unanswered questions in book one. I want to get them answered for my readers. I am having trouble coming up with a name for book two. Want to send me your ideas? Message me on facebook or on my website!

What genre(s) would you like to write that you haven’t tried yet?

I would like to try my hand at a mystery novel, maybe. I am not completely convinced yet. I think I need to finish Beverly’s story before I can even dream up another plot.

Why should readers who haven’t picked up one of your books before give this one a try?

If you love drama, romance, betrayal and sexy scenes, then this book is definitely for you! It is jam packed with all of the above. You won’t be able to put it down and you will begging for more!

Where to buy Love Me, Lust Me Not

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Bucket list of Lathen Quartz from A Witch's Holiday Wedding @TenaStetler #RLFblog #ParanormalRomance Torn in different directions, will Pepper and Lathen make it to the altar in Tena Stetler’s paranormal romance/mystery A Witch’s Holiday Wedding? Or will his covert military mission and her second thoughts derail the event?

Let’s meet Lathen Quartz from A Witch’s Holiday Wedding, a Paranormal Romance Mystery by Tena Stetler. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about A Witch’s Holiday Wedding.

A Witch’s Holiday Wedding by Tena Stetler

Genre Paranormal Romance Mystery

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Elemental witch, Pepper McKay and former Navy SEAL, Lathen Quartz have built Lobster Cove Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center on enchanted McKay land. During a romantic interlude on Halloween night, Pepper happily agrees to become Lathen’s wife. What better day than Winter Solstice for their wedding in a town that loves celebrations and Christmas. However, planning a wedding and operating their wildlife center takes a toll on both Pepper and Lathen.

When the couple takes a much-needed break for Thanksgiving with family in Colorado, a Maine snowstorm fills the center with injured wildlife. Lathen finds himself drawn into a covert military mission, while trying to deal with issues concerning friends and family. Pepper wants to cancel the wedding. Is she having second thoughts? Will the nosy McKay ghosts, Lathen’s werewolf pack, Pepper’s parents, and her best friend help or hinder the wedding and holiday plans?

When someone dies, we say they “kicked the bucket.” Therefore, a list of things that a person wants to accomplish, places to go, situations to experience, and so on have become known as a “Bucket List.”

Age: Late Thirties

Gender: Male

Birthplace: Alaska

Profession: Former SEAL turned handyman

Ethnicity: Native American

Please provide a physical description of yourself.

Pausing for a moment he rubs his chin, probably taller than most, still have the muscles from special forces training routines.

He runs his fingers through his hair. Pepper says its surfer blond and always tousled because she’s always running her fingers through it. I have my dad’s unusual aquamarine blue eyes, Deeply tanned from working outside most of my life. My limp is the reason I’m no longer in the special forces. Which is all right, I’ve found new purpose in my life.

Please tell us a little about yourself.

I’m the manager of building maintenance for Lobster Cove Wildlife Rehab and Rescue. I also work with disabled vets, helping them adjust to life and find them jobs.

Who is the significant other in your life?Bucket list of Lathen Quartz from A Witch's Holiday Wedding @TenaStetler #RLFblog #ParanormalRomance

Pepper Rylie, she owns the Wildlife Rehab and Rescue.

If you haven’t made a bucket list before, perhaps now would be a good time. Who knows? It might inspire another book. While you’re at it, how about telling us about some of your other favorite things? Here are the questions.

What is your birth order?

I have an older brother who still lives and works in Alaska.

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.

My childhood was a bit different from most, as I’m a shapeshifter from a pack in Alaska.

Describe your favorite food and how it’s prepared.

A good porterhouse steak, medium rare, big baked potato with butter and cheddar cheese, and a nice green salad.

Tell us about your best friend.

I have a couple. My older brother. He works for the Division of Wildlife in Alaska. And Jay, a buddy who I served with. Jay assists me with the vets getting them the help they need and jobs. He has his own plane charter service. Comes in handy.

What are two places you would like to visit before you die, and why?

Hawaii. I’d love to take Pepper and just lay on the beach, watch the waves roll in and not worry about what disaster is coming next that will fill our Rescue. Don’t get me wrong. I love the work, but just a little R&R for a bit would be heaven.

Rocky Mountain National Park. Love to go camping there. I have a large trailer that we plan to use for our honeymoon, if we ever get that far.

Where is a place you would never like to return, and why?

Anywhere there is a war waging. What people do to their fellow man/woman in war is unspeakable. I deal with the after effects every single day.

Who is someone you would like to meet, and why?

General Colin Powell. A very smart man. His rules to live by helped in my darkest hours. Do you know that they are? I’ll tell you a few:

It ain’t as bad as you think. … (I have to admit sometimes it feels like it is.)

Get mad, then get over it.

Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.

It can be done!

Be careful what you choose.

Don’t let adverse facts stand in the way of a good decision.

Who is someone you would like to avoid, and why?

Anyone in politics. They never see beyond the nose on their own face.

If you could time travel to any date, what would it be, and what would you do there?

When I came back injured, I was an SOB to deal with, I couldn’t get a handle on my PTSD and I was filled with hate. My family….well it was bad news… Anyway, I’d go back to that time and try to mend the situations I caused at the time. Which are personal, so I’ll leave it at that.

Meet Tena Stetler

What was your biggest challenge in writing this book?

Keeping all the timelines straight, since I’d written A Witch’s Journey before and this was to be the sequel. Names, descriptions and events had to be correct from on to the other. As it turned out there will be two more books in this series released by summer’s end or fall 2020.

Why did you choose this character for the interview today?

Lathen is such a multi-dimensional personality. A tough as nails former Navy SEAL and still a protector. Yet he has a soft caring side for Pepper, friends and the wildlife. He finally mended the family he tore apart when he returned from the mission that nearly took his life and did take many of the lives of his team.

When writing the book, what did you discover about this character that surprised you? How he was determined to mend things between him, his father, brother and pack in Alaska.

Are any sequels planned for this book?

Yes, in fact, Hidden Gypsy Magic will be out this summer and Chocolate Raspberry Magic later this year. Fingers crossed.

What genre(s) would you like to write that you haven’t tried yet?

Cozy Mystery. I have a series started.

Where to buy A Witch’s Holiday Wedding

Publisher The Wild Rose Press
Amazon https://amzn.com/B01MA1GYIB
Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01MA1GYIB
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Tena Stetler is a best-selling author of award winning paranormal romance novels. She has an over-active imagination, which led to writing her first vampire romance as a tween to the chagrin of her mother and delight of her friends.
With the Rocky Mountains outside her window, she sits at her computer surrounded by a wide array of paranormal creatures, with a Navy SEAL or two mixed in telling their tales. Her books tell stories of magical kick-ass women and strong mystical males that dare to love them. Travel, adventure and a bit of mystery flourish in her books along with a few companion animals to round out the tales.
Colorado is her home; shared with her husband of many moons, a brilliant Chow Chow, a spoiled parrot and a forty-five-year-old box turtle. Any winter evening, you can find her curled up in front of a crackling fire with a good book, a mug of hot chocolate and a big bowl of popcorn.
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Bucket list of IrishMist (Ivy) Vaughn from Stay A Little Longer @RomanceBJones #RLFblog #Romantic SuspenseLet’s meet IrishMist (Ivy) Vaughn from Stay A Little Longer , a Romantic Suspense by Bernadette Jones. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.

Stay A Little Longer by Bernadette Jones

Genre Romantic Suspense

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

IrishMist (Ivy) Vaughn studied the glass of liqueur that she’d been named after and contemplated her lack of a future. She’d been fighting to stay alive since the age of twelve. Trained with warrior skills to be whatever they asked of her. Trained to kill.

No permanent home. Living out of a duffel bag. Changing personas at the ring of a phone. I’m lost. I’m struggling to make sense of my life. I’m tired of fighting everyone else’s battles. All my friends have died. I want to quit. I want a little normal. A little happiness. A little…love.

Will they let me walk away?

Death didn’t frighten Gage Ewing. Living scared the hell out of him.

The innocent one died. I lived. Where is the justice in that? I’ve spent every day since trying to save others. No matter how many I heal in the hospital or on the streets, I can never be forgiven for that one death. I don’t deserve a family, a home or one moment of happiness.

Then she walks into the Wild Card and I’m filled with need, hunger. Hope. But my past is coming. Can I walk away before I’m the death of another innocent?

When someone dies, we say they “kicked the bucket.” Therefore, a list of things that a person wants to accomplish, places to go, situations to experience, and so on have become known as a “Bucket List.”

Age: 34

Gender: Badass Female

Birthplace: Backwoods Kentucky

Profession: Military and Black Ops Assassin

Ethnicity: No Clue

Species (for scifi/fantasy characters):

Please provide a physical description of yourself.

I’m 5’7″, blue eyes, long blonde hair. I’m a fighter, so I’m pretty well muscled but sleek. My size is deceptive. I’m a lot stronger than some would think.

Please tell us a little about yourself.

I grew up poor and learned how to fight early. I was into martial arts and MMA boxing before I even left high school.

Who is the significant other in your life?

Gage Ewing won’t get out of my head or my life. I don’t want anyone, but he doesn’t let up. He makes me feel safe to be me. He makes me feel wanted. He doesn’t care what I’ve been.

If you haven’t made a bucket list before, perhaps now would be a good time. Who knows? It might inspire another book. While you’re at it, how about telling us about some of your other favorite things? Here are the questions.

What is your birth order?

I have an older brother, Jack Daniels Vaughn. But I haven’t seen him since I was a kid. He disappeared.

Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.

We didn’t have many toys. We played outside or went to the school playground.

Describe your favorite food and how it’s prepared.

I love pasta and meatballs, a little on the spicy side. My second favorite is chicken, any style.

Tell us about your best friend.

The first time I met Owen, I decked him. He’s not afraid to spar with me. We’re both ex-military and ex-MMA fighters. We’ve both seen some bad stuff. He gets me.

What are two places you would like to visit before you die, and why?

I traveled a lot with my career. Now, I want solitude and peace and maybe a family. I think I’ve found it in Spencer, Colorado.

Where is a place you would never like to return, and why?

Kentucky. Growing up there was my personal hell on earth.

Who is someone you would like to meet, and why?

I really wish I could see my brother again. I miss him and I never understood why he left.

Who is someone you would like to avoid, and why?

The person out to kill me. I don’t know who it is, but I will find them.

About Bernadette Jones

Bernadette Jones has been making up stories since she learned to read on her daddy’s lap. She has imagined casts of characters everywhere she’s called home: Texas, Oregon, South Dakota, Nebraska, Illinois, Massachusetts, and now New York.

Books and music filled her life as she, her dad and two brothers traveled the country. She would sit in the back seat of the car (her older brother always got to ride shotgun), listening to the current music on the radio, looking out the window and spinning a story based on a phrase or word she’d heard in the lyrics. As you can imagine, traveling the country the music changed from state to state, as did the stories. To this day she loves all genres of music, and books.

After a career in corporate writing, she’s finally decided to settled down and put pen to paper doing what she loves. Living the dream in her NYC apartment with her canine companion, she’s is bringing her stories and characters to life.

What was your biggest challenge in writing this book?

There are some secondary characters that wanted to take over.

Why did you choose this character for the interview today?

Ivy stays in the shadows. I thought it was time people learned a little about her.

When writing the book, what did you discover about this character that surprised you?

She didn’t know how to love or be loved. Affection was hard for her. I also didn’t know she had a brother.

Are any sequels planned for this book?

Possibly a short story with Gage and Ivy. Also keep watching, Jack Daniels may have his own story. After all, Spencer is about family.

What genre(s) would you like to write that you haven’t tried yet?

Paranormal. I have some ideas…. If only there was more time in a day.

What would your readers be surprised to learn about you?

I’m vegetarian.

Why should readers who haven’t picked up one of your books before give this one a try?

I write about the healing of love, but I grew up on mysteries, thrillers, and action stories. You will find all of those in my books.

Is there anything you’d like to say to your readers?

All my books are stand alone and can be read in any order. However, you meet both Gage and Ivy in my first book: Sleepin’ Alone.

My next book will be out in September. Watch for Lonely Eyes.

So you don’t miss anything be sure to stop by and visit my website. While you’re there check out the playlists I use for each book. More releases are coming soon, so be sure to sign up for my newsletter.

Where to buy Stay A Little Longer

Publisher Aspen Gold Books

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088F3WW36

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